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Rippling launches computer inventory management as more workers remain remote

Rippling, a startup building a platform to manage all aspects of employee data, from payroll and benefits through to device management, launched Rippling Inventory Management, what founder and CEO Parker Conrad is touting as the “world’s first cloud IT closet.” The dashboard enables businesses to automatically store, ship and retrieve employee computers in a way that is remote and hands-free. Rippling stores and monitors company devices so they no longer need an “IT closet” on-site or utilize an...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Social Media, Tech, It, SaaS, Logistics, Parker Conrad, Hiring, Mobile Device Management, Conrad, Telecommuting, Personnel, Rippling


NEX raises $25M, launches Active Arcade to get people moving

There is a physical activity deficit in our world. Three fourths of adults say staying in shape is very important for health benefits. Yet, one in four adults and 81% of adolescents are insufficiently physically active, according to the World Health Organization. Even before COVID-19, less than 24% of children 6 to 17 years of age did 60 minutes of physical activity daily, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Working from home and staying at home during the pandemic exacerbat...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, California, Funding, Sports, Tech, Nba, World Health Organization, San Jose, Will Smith, Brooklyn Nets, Mvp


Just raises $8M in its effort to beat Root at the car insurance game

Just Insure , a pay-per-mile insurance technology company, has raised $8 million in a funding round.  CrossCut Ventures, ManchesterStory and Western Technology Investments co-led the investment, which brings its total raised to $15.3 million since its January 2019 inception. Los Angeles-based Just says it uses telematics “to reward safe drivers and reduce insurer bias” by looking at factors such as how, when and where customers drive, rather than factors such as ZIP code or marital status ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, MetroMile, Transportation, Apps, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, Startup, Tech, Georgia, Arizona, Venture Capital, Ohio, Crosscut Ventures, Just


Niio announces $15M Series A following strategic partnership with Samsung Displays

Niio, a  Tel Aviv-based  digital art platform featuring work ranging from contemporary artists and galleries through to NFTs, announced today it has closed $15 million Series A funding in the wake of a strategic partnership with Samsung Displays, announced last week. The round was co-led by L Catterton, a joint venture between LVMH and Catterton, Entrée Capital and Pico Venture Partners. Additional investors also joined, including Saga VC, as well as leading artists, art collectors, museums, gal...
Tags: Startups, TC, Funding, Samsung, Tel Aviv, Tech, Virtual Reality, Lvmh, Guggenheim, Moma, NFT, Anders, Catterton, Digital Art, NFTS, L Catterton


Business Canvas, a Korea-based document management SaaS company, closes $2.5M seed round

Business Canvas, a South Korean document management SaaS company behind Typed, announced today it has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by Mirae Asset Venture Investment, with participation from Kakao Ventures and Nextrans Inc. The seed round will be used for accelerating product development and global launch of open beta for its AI-powered document management platform. The company opened an office in Santa Clara, California this year to spur its global expansion. People are bombarded with in...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, South Korea, Funding, Artificial Intelligence, Mozilla, SaaS, Korea, Machine Learning, Kim, Social Software, Santa Clara California, Kakao Ventures, Mirae Asset Venture Investment


Bilt Rewards banks $60M growth on a $350M valuation to advance credit card benefits for renters

Bilt Rewards, a loyalty program for property renters to earn points on rent with no fees and build a path toward homeownership, announced Tuesday a round of $60 million in growth funding that values the company at $350 million. The investment comes from Wells Fargo and Mastercard and a group of the nation’s largest real estate owners, including The Blackstone Group, AvalonBay Communities, Douglas Elliman, Equity Residential, GID-Windsor Communities, LENx, The Moinian Group, Morgan Properties, St...
Tags: Credit Cards, Startups, TC, Real Estate, Landlord, Money, Enterprise, Funding, Payments, Mastercard, Ankur Jain, Wells Fargo, Jain, Ownership, Loyalty Program, Bates


EarthOptics helps farmers look deep into the soil for big data insights

Farming sustainably and efficiently has gone from a big tractor problem to a big data problem over the last few decades, and startup EarthOptics believes the next frontier of precision agriculture lies deep in the soil. Using high-tech imaging techniques, the company claims to map the physical and chemical composition of fields faster, better, and more cheaply than traditional techniques, and has raised $10M to scale its solution. “Most of the ways we monitor soil haven’t changed in 50 years,” E...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, GreenTech, Bayer, Recent Funding, Lars Dyrud, Dyrud, S2G Ventures FHB Ventures Middleland Capital, VTC Ventures


Salesforce backs Indian payments startup Razorpay

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay, which was valued at $3 billion in a financing round in April this year, has courted one more high-profile investor: Salesforce Ventures. Razorpay said on Monday it has received a “strategic investment” from the venture arm of the American enterprise giant. The investment will help the startup “further strengthen its presence in the business banking space,” it said. The two firms didn’t disclose the size of the investment, but Sequoia Capital India-b...
Tags: Asia, Microsoft, India, Funding, Tech, Payments, Salesforce, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Salesforce Ventures, Google Facebook, South East Asian, Oyo, Arundhati Bhattacharya, Bhattacharya, RazorPay


Bzaar bags $4M to enable US retailers to source home, lifestyle products from India

Small businesses in the U.S. now have a new way to source home and lifestyle goods from new manufacturers. Bzaar, a business-to-business cross-border marketplace, is connecting retailers with over 50 export-ready manufacturers in India. The U.S.-based company announced Monday that it raised $4 million in seed funding, led by Canaan Partners, and including angel investors Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, PhonePe founders Sameer Nigam and Rahul Chari, Addition founder Lee Fixel and Helion Venture...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, China, Southeast Asia, India, Funding, US, Tech, Walmart, SaaS, Alibaba, Vietnam, Market, Flipkart


Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans

Facetune developer Lightricks, which operates over a dozen subscription-based photo and video editing apps across iOS and Android, now has $130 million in new funding to further grow its business. The company’s newly announced Series D round includes $100 million in primary and $30 million in secondary funding, and now values the company at $1.8 billion. To date, Lightricks has raised $335 million. The new round was co-led by New York-based VC firm Insight Partners and Hanaco Venture Capital and...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, New York, London, Media, Funding, Israel, Jerusalem, Tech, Shenzhen, Greycroft, Lightricks, Facetune, Haifa


Flippa raises $11M to match online asset and business buyers, sellers

Flippa, an online marketplace to buy and sell online businesses and digital assets, announced its first venture-backed round, an $11 million Series A, as it sees over 600,000 monthly searches from investors looking to connect with business owners. OneVentures led the round and was joined by existing investors Andrew Walsh (former Hitwise CEO), Flippa co-founders Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz, 99designs, as well as new investors Catch.com.au founders Gabby and Hezi Leibovich; RetailMeNot.com...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Advertising Tech, Australia, Funding, Flippa, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, SaaS, Online Retail, Online Marketplace, Shopify


9am.health launches with $3.7M to tackle virtual diabetes care

Founders like to create companies around what they know, and Frank Westermann and Anton Kittelberger know diabetes. They met and bonded over both having type 1 diabetes — Westermann was diagnosed over 25 years ago — and started the MySugr app for diabetes self-management in 2012 (they won a TC pitch-off back in 2011). Four years later, Westermann moved to the U.S. from Austria to introduce MySugr stateside before the company was acquired by Roche for $100 million in 2017. The pair moved on to th...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Texas, Medicine, California, Funding, Tech, Diabetes, Hypertension, Austria, Vienna, United States, Healthcare


FloBiz raises $31 million to scale its neobank for small businesses in India

FloBiz, an Indian startup that is building a neobank for small- and medium-sized businesses in the South Asian market, said on Monday it has raised $31 million in a new financing round as it works to broaden its product offerings. Sequoia Capital India and Think Investments co-led the 18-month-old startup’s Series B financing round. Existing investors Elevation Capital and Beenext also participated in the round, which brings FloBiz‘s all-time raise to over $41 million. The startup’s marquee offe...
Tags: Startups, Asia, India, Funding, Jefferies, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Rahul Raj, BEENEXT, Nitin Gupta, Sequoia Capital India, Krishnan Menon, Elevation Capital, FloBiz, Paytm Kunal Shah, Jiten Gupta, Jupiter Amrish Rau


Pakistan edtech startup Maqsad gets $2.1M pre-seed to make education more accessible

Taha Ahmed and Rooshan Aziz left their jobs in strategy consulting and investment banking in London earlier this year in order to found a mobile-only education platform startup, Maqsad, in Pakistan, with a goal “to make education more accessible to 100 million Pakistani students.” Having grown up in Karachi, childhood friends Ahmed and Aziz are aware of the challenges about the Pakistani education system, which is notably worse for those not living in large urban areas (the nation’s student-teac...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Asia, London, Education, Indonesia, India, Funding, Tech, Pakistan, Middle East, Edtech, Ahmed, Lek, LAHORE


Ketch raises another $20M as demand grows for its privacy data control platform

Six months after securing a $23 million Series A round, Ketch, a startup providing online privacy regulation and data compliance, brought in an additional $20 million in A1 funding, this time led by Acrew Capital. Returning with Acrew for the second round are CRV, super{set} (the startup studio founded by Ketch’s co-founders CEO Tom Chavez and CTO Vivek Vaidya), Ridge Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. The new investment gives Ketch a total of $43 million raised since the company came out of stea...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Cloud Computing, Funding, Data Protection, Api, Silicon Valley Bank, Data Security, Chavez, Tom Chavez, CRV, Ketch, Theresia Gouw


Tyk raises $35M for its open-source, open-ended approach to enterprise API management

APIs are the grease turning the gears and wheels for many organizations’ IT systems today, but as APIs grow in number and use, tracking how they work (or don’t work) together can become complex and potentially critical if something goes awry. Now, a startup that has built an innovative way to help with this is announcing some funding after getting traction with big enterprises adopting its approach. Tyk, which has built a way for users to access and manage multiple internal enterprise APIs throu...
Tags: Google, Europe, Technology, London, Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Computing, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Computing, New Zealand, Ibm, Starbucks, Api, Salesforce


Fiberplane nabs €7.5M seed to bring Google Docs-like collaboration to incident response

Fiberplane, an Amsterdam-based early-stage startup that is building collaborative notebooks for SREs (site reliability engineers) to collaborate around an incident in a similar manner to group editing in a Google Doc, announced a ​​€7.5 million (approximately $8.8 million USD) seed round today. The round was co-led by Crane Venture Partners and Notion Capital, with participation from Northzone, System.One and Basecase Capital. Micha Hernandez van Leuffen (known as Mies) is founder and CEO at Fib...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Amsterdam, Google Docs, Oracle, Incident response, Notion Capital, Hernandez, Mies, Google Doc


CodeSignal secures $50M for its tech hiring platform

In less than a year after raising $25 million in Series B funding, technical assessment company CodeSignal announced a $50 million in Series C funding to offer new features for its platform that helps companies make data-driven hiring decisions to find and test engineering talent. Similar to attracting a big investor lead for its B round — Menlo Ventures — it has partnered with Index Ventures to lead the C round. Menlo participated again and was joined by Headline and A Capital. This round bring...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Technology, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Armenia, Talent, Headline, Hiring, Menlo Ventures


Fiberplane nabs € 7.5M seed to bring Google Docs-like collaboration to incident response

Fiberplane, an Amsterdam-based early stage startup that is building collaborative notebooks for SREs (site reliability engineers)  to collaborate around an incident in a similar manner to group editing in a Google Doc, announced a ​​€ 7.5M (approximately $8.8 million USD) seed round today. The round was co-led by Crane Venture Partners and Notion Capital with participation from Northzone, System.One and Basecase Capital. Micha Hernandez van Leuffen (known as Mies) is founder and CEO at Fiberplan...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, US, Tech, Amsterdam, Google Docs, Oracle, Incident response, Hernandez, Mies, Google Doc


Tile secures $40 million to take on Apple AirTag with new products

Tile, the maker of Bluetooth-powered lost item finder beacons and, more recently, a staunch Apple critic, announced today it has raised $40 million in non-dilutive debt financing from Capital IP. The funding will be put towards investment in Tile’s finding technologies, ahead of the company’s plan to unveil a new slate of products and features that the company believes will help it to better compete with Apple’s AirTags and further expand its market. The company has been a longtime leader in the...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Technology, Hardware, Bluetooth, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Intel


Mynd raises $57.3M at an $807M valuation to give people a way to invest in rental properties remotely

Mynd , a company that aims to make it easier for people to buy and manage single-family rental properties, announced today it has raised $57.3 million in funding from QED Investors. The financing values the Oakland, California-based company at $807 million, and brings the company’s total raised to $174.9 million since its 2016 inception. Invesco Real Estate led its previous round, a $40 million raise, and committed $5 billion to purchase and rent 20,000 single-family homes through Mynd over ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Real Estate, Finance, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, QED Investors, Zendesk, Oakland California, Brien, Indianapolis Indiana, Reddy, Invesco Real Estate, Mynd, Doug Brien


OnLoop launches with $2M to inject some fun into performance reviews

Performance reviews eat up a lot of a manager’s time and are often the most dreaded part of work. OnLoop aims to bring some joy into the process by enabling information-gathering to happen behind the scenes and be easier for hybrid workforces. The Singapore-based company designed a mobile-first product that consistently gathers employee feedback and goals so that the company has better insights into how both individuals and teams are doing. The feedback is also captured and converted into auto-g...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, Hong Kong, Enterprise, Workplace, Labor, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Square Peg Capital, Human Resource Management, Gallup, Andrew MacDonald


OnLoop launches with $5.5M to inject some fun into performance reviews

Performance reviews eat up a lot of a manager’s time and are often the most dreaded part of work. OnLoop aims to bring some joy into the process by enabling information-gathering to happen behind the scenes and be easier for hybrid workforces. The Singapore-based company designed a mobile-first product that consistently gathers employee feedback and goals so that the company has better insights into how both individuals and teams are doing. The feedback is also captured and converted into auto-g...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, Hong Kong, Enterprise, Workplace, Labor, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Square Peg Capital, Human Resource Management, Gallup, Andrew MacDonald, Productivity Tools


Self Financial raises $50M to help the subprime consumer build credit and savings at the same time

Self Financial, a fintech company that aims to help consumers build credit and savings at the same time, announced today it has raised $50 million in Series E funding. Altos Ventures led the financing, which also included participation from Meritech Capital and Conductive Ventures and brings the Austin-based startup’s total raised to $127 million since its 2015 inception. The company, as many fintechs these days, aims to make building credit and savings more accessible, regardle...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, California, Finance, Funding, Tech, Austin, Venture Capital, Fintech, James, Lee, Garvey, Silverton Partners, Altos Ventures


Elodie Games obtains $32.5M round to make social co-op gaming better

During the darkest hours of the pandemic, millions upon millions of people turned to online gaming as a way to pass time in lockdown and connect with friends they couldn’t see in person. But a social, cooperative, fun and cross-platform gaming experience is remarkably hard to find — and Elodie Games is here to change that. Elodie’s co-founders, Christina Norman and David Banks, are gaming industry vets who both worked on global hit League of Legends at Riot Games. The pair — also partners — left...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Gaming, Funding, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Norman, League Of Legends, Riot Games, David Banks, Elodie, A16z, Recent Funding, Brian Cho, Elodie Games, Galaxy Interactive


Outer, D2C outdoor furniture brand, secures $50M Series B funding to spur expansion and materials development 

Americans spend more than 90% of each day indoors on average. However, approximately 82% of American homeowners are more interested in renovating their outdoor living spaces than they were prior to the pandemic, based on a recent survey, Outer co-founder and CEO Jiake Liu told TechCrunch. On top of that, about 54% of homeowners have made at least one home improvement in the backyard since the outbreak of COVID-19, while millennials, the largest house-buying group now, are willing to take less sq...
Tags: Startups, TC, Minneapolis, Funding, Tech, Terry, Santa Monica, Liu, Xu, Outer, Recent Funding, Tribe Capital, Kathy Xu, Capital Today, Jiake Liu, Terry Lin


SoftBank deepens commitment to LatAm with two new partners focused on early-stage investing

In March 2019, SoftBank Group International made headlines when it announced the SoftBank Innovation Fund, which started out with a $2 billion commitment to invest in tech startups in Latin America. A lot has changed since then. SoftBank changed the name of the fund to the SoftBank Latin America Fund, or LatAm Fund for short. The Japanese investment conglomerate has dramatically ramped up its investing in the region, and so have a number of other global investors. In fact, venture capit...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Mexico, Softbank, Funding, US, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Brazil, Argentina, Remove From TC River, Latin America, Early Stage, Crunchbase, Mckinsey


Asian merchant commerce platform Pine Labs raises $100 million

Pine Labs said on Thursday it has raised an additional $100 million, just weeks after securing $600 million in a financing round, as the Asian merchant commerce platform begins to explore the public markets. The U.S.-based investment management company Invesco Developing Markets Fund made the $100 million investment, the startup said in a statement. Pine Labs, which started its journey in India, was valued at $3 billion in its July financing round. Pine Labs, which counts Sequoia Capital India, ...
Tags: Asia, Ipo, India, Funding, Tech, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Mastercard, Invesco, Economic Times, Rau, Pine Labs, Amrish Rau, Sequoia Capital India Temasek PayPal, Invesco Developing Markets Fund, Justin Leverenz


A16z in talks to back CoinSwitch Kuber in first India investment

A16z is inching closer to making its first investment in a startup in India, the world’s second largest internet market that has produced over two dozen unicorns this year. The Menlo Park-headquartered firm is in final stages of conversations to invest in Indian crypto trading startup CoinSwitch Kuber, three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The proposed deal values the Bangalore-based firm at $1.9 billion, two sources said. Coinbase is also investing in the new round, one of the...
Tags: TC, Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, Coinbase, Bangalore, Reserve Bank of India, Menlo Park, Kalaari, Coatue, A16z, Sequoia Capital India


Vietnam-based CoderSchool gets $2.6M pre-Series A to scale online course platform

CoderSchool, a Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based online coding school startup, announced today $2.6 million in pre-Series A funding to scale up its online coding school platform. This round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from returning seed investors Iterative, XA Network and iSeed Ventures. CoderSchool raised a seed round led by TRIVE Ventures in 2018. CoderSchool will use the funding to accelerate its online teaching platform growth and technology infrastructure expansion fo...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Asia, Education, Southeast Asia, Funding, Tech, Coding, Vietnam, Lee, Momo, Coding School, Charles Lee, Chi Minh City Vietnam, Lambda School